WOOSH provides care for primary school children between the ages of 5 and 12 (Kindy to Year 6). The service is usually utilised by parents who are working, studying or looking for work or who just need a break from the demands of parenting.
What schools do we cater for?
Most of our children attend Woodport Primary School or Chertsey Primary School but all children are welcome from any of the local schools in the area. Currently we are providing care for children who attend:
- Woodport Primary School
- Chertsey Primary School
- East Gosford Primary School
- Green Point Christian College
- Central Coast Seventh Day Adventist School
You can talk to our staff about options for your child travelling to and from the centre.
Hours of Operation
During school term WOOSH Care is open every business day except for public holidays.
During school holidays we are open every business day except for public holidays and two weeks over Christmas.
- Before School Care: 6:30am until 8:30am
- After School Care: 2:00pm until 6:00pm
- Pupil Free Days: 6:30am until 6:00pm
- Vacation Care: 7.30am until 6.00pm
Program and Activities
Staff meet regularly to plan the centre’s program based on children’s interest, ability and preferences. The program is on display in the centre. Please feel free to talk about the program with Milka or Jodie.
Morning activities are flexible to allow children to ease in to the day. Indoor activities include drawing, craft, Play Dough, puzzles, games, beading & TV. Energetic kids can head outdoors for ball games, hockey and free play.
Breakfast is served from 7 til 8 am. The breakfast menu includes cereal, toast, Milo (in winter), and occasionally crumpets, muffins, pancakes, eggs and bacon. Water is available at all times.
The afternoon program provides structure where children can choose from a range of planned activities both indoor and outdoor. Indoor activities include home corner, cooking, clay, painting, drawing, craft activities, beading, TV, DVDs and Playstation. Outdoors we have sand play, hockey, tennis, trucks, gardening, free play on equipment and organised games on the oval.
Afternoon tea is served at 3:30pm with a wide variety of food including fresh fruit platters, sandwiches, garlic bread, cheese wheels, pancakes, dips with crackers, celery and carrot sticks. Water is available at all times.
Extra Activities – After School
Active After-school Communties Program (AASC)
We are proud to participate in the Active After-school Communities (AASC) Program with assistance from the Australian Sports Commission to promote healthy living in children. We have named it 3P which stands for ‘Participates, Plays Fair and Personal Best’. It is held on 2 or 3 afternoons a week and we encourage all children to get involved for one hour.
WOOSH Care has a Homework Help session which is supervised by a teacher from Woodport Public School. It is held for one hour once a week, and is available to all children who attend WOOSH Care. There is a cost of $3.00 per attendance.
To join the 9+ Club children must be 9 years of age or older. This Club was designed especially for the older children who might get bored in after school services. The aim of the 9+ Club is to increase the interest, responsibility and independence of older kids, whilst helping them to develop skills such as leadership, initiative, decision making, planning and accomplishing long-term projects. Some of the additional activities that 9+ Club children may take part in are excursions and fundraising.